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  • Officials' kin on public housing dole

    A Michigan public housing commission is shot through with conflicts of interests, including two top officials with family members benefiting from the federal program, according to a government watchdog.

  • Medicare's right hand doesn't know what its left hand pays for cancer drugs

    Officials in charge of Medicare Part B paid $132.9 million in dispensing and supplying fees for drugs and equipment used in certain cancer treatments, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson.

  • No work for public housing residents

    Missouri public housing officials improperly exempted virtually everybody living in a 200-unit facility from federal rules requiring that able-bodied residents help with maintenance and cleanup work, according to a government watchdog.

  • EPA rife with green conflicts of interest

    Numerous senior officials of the EPA have real or apparent "revolving door" conflicts of interest, according to a new report by a nonprofit watchdog.

  • Corruption still huge in Afghanistan: SIGAR

    "This is astonishing, given that Afghanistan is one of the most corrupt countries in the world and a country that the United States is spending billions of dollars in," John Sopko said.

  • Massive U.S. aid overwhelms Afghans

    American officials have spent billions of tax dollars "setting up projects or programs that the Afghans cannot or will not sustain once international forces" leave Afghanistan, according to a government watchdog.

  • Afghans headed to 'narco-criminal state'

    "By every conceivable metric, we have failed," said John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

  • Is Breitbart audit evidence of IRS assault on conservative media outlets?

    "An audit here looks awfully convenient given the facts and circumstances," Grover Norquist said in a letter Friday to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

  • Feds' tab for 21 desert homes: $680K each

    Federal officials paid nearly eight times the average price of homes in Ajo, Ariz., to build 21 family-type residences for U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees.

  • Lots of gold at Fort Knox but not much energy savings

    Army officials at Fort Knox, Ky., improperly awarded 108 green energy jobs valued at more than $270 million and are unable to document claimed savings for the projects.

  • UPDATED: Awkward phone call prompts Issa letter charging 'under-the-table coordination'

    An inadvertent chat between public affairs staffers for the Department of Justice and a House committee has exposed a daily happening in the nation's capital that is rarely openly discussed.

  • IG says Justice Department caused 'significant delays' in investigations

    Department of Justice senior officials have barred or delayed the inspector general there from gaining access to documents crucial to high-visibility investigations.

  • Postal Service not yet ready for the cloud, watchdog finds

    Postal officials haven't defined "cloud computing" and don't know what is meant by "hosting services," the USPS inspector general said in a report made public Monday.

  • DHS not prepared to handle killer pandemic, IG says

    The problem is that DHS was given $47 million in 2006 to prepare for the rapid spread of a deadly disease such as Ebola, according to the DHS inspector general.

  • New GSA office hopes to redefine FOIA users' experience

    A new program at the General Services Administration seeks to be "the government's digital incubator" for new approaches to making departments and agencies more transparent.



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